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What is Vacuum Cupping?
A wonderful ancient technique has found its place in the modern world of healing. Cupping Therapy is based on the common practice of Chinese cupping therapy, which has evolved to include several types of cupping. Vacuum Cupping does not use heated cups so the marks are usually less than other forms of cupping. The results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience it’s subtle power.
By creating suction and negative pressure, Cupping Therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
It wakes the body up and makes it feel invigorated, at the same time producing a profound level of healing through nervous system sedation. It stimulates the skin by increasing circulation while separating fused tissue layers to promote a smooth appearance and healthy glow.
It works deeper by loosening adhesions, facilitating the muscles to operate more independently and stimulating healthy elimination of accumulated debris in the tissues, organs and systems.
Benefits of Cupping
- Decrease or relieve pain and inflammation from injury or chronic conditions.
- Relieve deep muscular issues and reduces muscle spasms.
- Release and soften scar tissue and loosen post-surgery adhesions.
- Lift and stretch soft tissue to separate fascia and restrictions.
- Increase range of movement and flexibility in joints.
- Promote healthy circulation and open the energy flow of the body.
- Decrease or relieve pain and inflammation from injury or chronic conditions
- Move stagnation and enable normal lymphatic flow.
What are the marks you get from cupping?
You need to know that Vacuum Cupping is painful but it will help your body feel better.
The marks you may see are because where there is dead, static blood, lymph, cellular debris, pathogenic factors, and toxins present in the body, Cupping can leave marks which indicates that the stagnation has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface.
These surface discolorations can be misinterpreted as damage rather the result of debilitating agents being drawn to the surface. Once people understand what these marks are, and feel the results - the concerns disappear.
The color and pattern of the marks depend on the level of stagnation in the area, and range from a red to dark purple, usually lasting 3 days to a week - sometimes longer if the person is very sick or sedentary. If there is no stagnation present, there will be only a pink marking which disappears in a few minutes to a couple of hours. Sites where there is old trauma or injury may require multiple Cupping treatments to remove all stagnation. You will find in follow up treatments the marks will be progressively lighter as the pathogens are systemically removed from the body.
Contraindications for cupping
- Malignant tumors
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Acute circulatory conditions (low blood pressure)
- Healing fracture
- Medicated for blood thinning & diabetes
- Sick (cold, fever or virus)
- DVT & acute venous disease
- Acute rheumatoid arthritis
- Aneurysm or hematoma
- Sutures, open wounds